Arbitration and Mediation

Obviously not every dispute involves conventional litigation, determined by the courts through a formal trial and/or appeal proceedings.  Rather, and increasingly, parties and stake-holders air and resolve litigation disputes short of trial – through different forms of mediation and alternative dispute resolution.  Or they bypass the courts entirely; by agreeing to submit various disputes to arbitration and engaging in external mediation processes.

These more streamlined and flexible approaches typically occur in a labour context, or in a range of commercial and public sector settings.   They involve grievance and interest arbitrations; contractual disputes; construction projects; accounting and valuation; and structured specific industry or departmental mechanisms.

In all of these areas, we bring expertise, wisdom and value to bear; whether we’re skillfully guiding and representing parties as counsel, or serving as the appointed arbitrator or mediator entrusted with that fundamental role.